When I attended the BlogHer’12 conference, I had the opportunity to see an advanced screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
It’s a story about a young couple whose doctor informs them that they won’t be able to conceive/have children. The couple dreams about what their child would be like and then (without giving away too much of the story) a child miraculously appears into their life.
But things are not perfect. The storyline follows as the family navigates through some very different as well as all-too-familiar struggles and hurdles as they attempt to raise their child.
If I had to describe the movie in only a few words, I would say: Imaginative, heart-warming, heartbreaking and refreshing.
The fact that not everything has a fairytale ending and not everything works out just perfectly make this highly imaginative story somewhat more believable and more heartbreaking, but also more heart-warming. It’s also part of what makes it so refreshing.
It’s a NICE movie. Would I rate it as the must-see movie of the year? Maybe not..or maybe yes. Am I taking my 4 kids to see it on opening day? You bet I am.
It’s a beautiful and DIFFERENT story. It can be enjoyed by both children and adults. It has beautiful messages about love, life & perseverance as well as accepting and appreciating others for who they are, even if they are a little different.
The world could use a few more movies like this.
The world could use a little more faith and hope and belief in miracles.
The world could use a little more imagination.
The world could use a little more Timothy Green.
Our kids could benefit from a little Timothy Green.
We all could.
I’ll be at the theatre. If you see me, please stop by and say hello
Need a little more convincing? Here’s the trailer:
Wishing you a day where dreams come true,